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Finding Online Newspapers

This guide is intended to teach students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign how to search for and access current and past issues of popular newspapers online through our library subscribed databases.

About this Guide

This guide is intended to help University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff locate and access newspaper articles using our online databases. This guide includes written instructions with screenshots and short video tutorials on searching for online newspapers through the library website and catalog, plus information on citing online newspaper articles.

If you have any questions about this guide or need further assistance locating and accessing online newspapers, please email us at or use "Ask a Librarian" chat on the Communications Library website

Additional Newspaper Resources and Guides

Find Newspapers LibGuide

  • This guide will help you find links to U.S. Historical Newspapers, African American Newspapers, Alternative Press papers, Foreign Historical papers, and other current newspapers. 

History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library

  • For additional information about historical newspaper research and historical newspaper collections at the University of Illinois, you can visit the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library website.

U.S. Historical Newspapers

  • For a more comprehensive listing of digitized U.S. Historical Newspapers, please visit this page on the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library website.

Illinois Newspaper Project